October 21, 2016

Know Thy Self: Identifying Your Skin Tone

If you’re going to self-tan, the easiest way to avoid mistakes is by knowing your exact skin tone. Color base tanning isn’t about changing your skin, but rather accentuating your natural tone. Here’s our official selector guide on how to pick the ride shade from our Colour Base Tan Range.

Pale With Cool Undertones

You’re In The Club If… You’re as pale as they come, baby. You don’t tan naturally very easily and you tend to have a lot of natural redness and flushing in your skin. You look weird in ivory and white, but you turn heads in black and navy.

Celebrity Spirit Animals: Krysten Ritter, Dita Von Teese, Taylor Swift

Try This: Try Original or Classic Caramel. Shower after an hour for a more mild result, or let it sit to go darker.

Pale With Warm Undertones

You’re In The Club If… Sure, you’re pale, but you don’t spend your life under a parasol. After all, all it takes is a day on the beach to give you a gorgeous bronzed glow. You’re a skin color chameleon; you can rock the porcelain princess look at holiday parties, but you’re a beach goddess come summertime.

Celebrity Spirit Animals: Britney Spears, Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence

Try This: While you can get away with extra bronze, you don’t want to overdo it. Try the Exotic European, which will bring out the warmth in your skin.

Olive or Dark

You’re In The Club If… You’ve found yourself asking your pale friends what a sunburn feels like, because you genuinely have no idea. Your skin drinks in the sunshine. Even when you don’t have a “tan,” people still ask you if you just got back from Ibiza. You look gorgeous in white and gold jewelry is your friend.

Celebrity Spirit Animals: Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie

Try This: Thanks to your naturally darker hue, you can get away with Be Brazilian, our darkest shade. It’s basically a tropical vacation in a bottle.

Still not sure which tan might be right for you? Try out MineTan’s new Tan Selector where you can plug in your skin type, desired skin finish, and more and find the perfect MineTan tanning product to compliment your natural skin tone.

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